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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Paul Martin


The aim of this unit is to develop students' skills in the application of clinical psychology training to health and medical settings. Specialised areas such as reproductive health and fertility, perinatal and infancy issues, loss and grief, terminal illness and trauma will be examined. Group and individual interventions in health and medical settings will be a focus of this subject. The area of health promotion will be introduced and students will complete a joint project.


On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have increased their knowledge of specialised areas within health and the medical setting;
  2. have developed skills in both individual and group therapy with medical patients;
  3. have an understanding of specific techniques such as pain management;
  4. have a better understanding of planning and desiging projects aimed at health promotion.


Log book documenting observation/practical work (hurdle requirement); written report (3000 words) of a psychological intervention for a patient with a medical condition (40%); written report (4000 words) of an evaluation of a group program that has been conducted with medical patients (40%); submission of a plan for a Health Promotion project developed by the group (20%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sabura Allen